Very soon you'll be able to read on your tablet or e-reader during take-off without being sneered at.
An FAA panel has formally recommended lifting the ban on using electronics during aircraft takeoffs and landings.
One major U.K. airline has taken a quicker step into the future ahead of U.S. airlines by easing restrictions regarding gadget use on flights.
Boeing's fleet of 787 Dreamliners grounded after faulty lithium-ion batteries force one plane to make an emergency landing.
Sometimes, things are incredibly useful. Sometimes, like this live wind map, they are nothing short of hypnotic. This live flight tracker falls into the hypnotic category.
We're a big fan of gadgets over here at DVICE. We'll take any and all, from cyborg cockroaches to climate-controlled seats. And of course, the ubiquitous smartphone. But there's one place where even we are not allowed to use our beloved devices: on an airplane. As it turns out, there may be very little sense as to why.
Launching stuff into space is hard enough: you really don't need to be fighting through gigantic piles of red tape while doing so. NASA and the FAA have just decided to team up to coordinate standards for commercial space travel, making it easier (and safer) for private companies to make it to orbit.
Pilots won't have to rely on old-school paper maps and charts anymore, moving into the age of the tablet. That's because the FAA has approved iPads for pilots to use for cockpit documentation.
Our aging air traffic control network doesn't only affect safety, it has an impact on delays, cancellations and efficiency in general. Controllers still rely on radar to guide aircraft, and there's a bit of finesse needed to make it all...